Hyderabad: The prestigious Nature Index has ranked the University of Hyderabad (UoH) number one among Indian universities for its research output for 2020-2021. This year UoH ranked at 18 overall among all institutions. https://www.natureindex.com/institution-outputs/generate/All/countries-India/All/score
"The Nature Index functions as an indicator of high-quality research in the natural and physical sciences and it is indeed a proud moment for the UoH, an Institution of Eminence (IoE), to continue to be ranked at number one among universities in successive years. Although our competition is with established specialized research institutes and the IITs, as a multidisciplinary university we do remarkably well," said Prof. Appa Rao Podile, the Vice-Chancellor of UoH.
He added, "Receiving additional funding under the IoE mandates that we should have a presence in the top-ranked institutions and therefore we have to benchmark our output with the top 100 performers globally, which is what we are setting out to do, in accordance with the government of India's clear directives."
The research outputs for UoH published between 1 December 2019 and 30 November 2020, tracked by Nature Index, were considered for the ranking. Chemistry and physical sciences were evaluated for output subject-wise. UoH received a count of 54 and a share of 14.72.
A count of one is assigned to an institution if one or more authors are from that institution. Share is a fractional count that takes into account the percentage of authors from that institution and the number of affiliated institutions per article. The maximum combined share for any article is one.